Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 17th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday.


    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per cardholder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • August Member Night

    Aug 17th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us on these special evenings as the Zoo stays open late for an exclusive Members-Only event. Most animal habitats will be open with keepers or docents stationed and ready to chat with you. Additional activities and animal encounters are in the works!


    Event Timeline

    6 - 7:45 pm
    FREE Wild Animal Carousel rides
    FREE Train rides
    FREE Soaring Eagle zipline rides
    FREE Inflatable play area
    (children 12 & under)
    7:30  pm
    Animal Presentation in Ampitheater

    Zoofari Cafe reopens at 5:30 pm for members who want to grab dinner before the event.

    going green

    Recycling bins will be available at Member Night, so please bring in any recyclable batteries, old cellphones, CFL bulbs, and aluminum cans you may have at home. Our Green Team will gladly take them off your hands!

    Other Event Benefits

    10% Member discount at ZooFari Café
    50% Member discount on event tickets for additional guests
    (Guests listed on card are free.)


    Member Nights are strictly a privilege for Nashville Zoo members. For more information, email membership@nashvillezoo.org or become a member now!


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are all activities available for the entire event?

    No, most of the open exhibits for the event will close at 7:30 p.m., some earlier. The evening's Keeper Experiences are listed in the schedule of events that you will receive along with your wristband for times, locations and topics. Carousel rides, train rides, zip line and other activities will close at 7:45 p.m. The animal presentation (7:30 p.m.) closes the evening. We recommend arriving between 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. to check out the schedule and have time to fully enjoy the event. 

    Are guests allowed?

    Yes, if you have a guest option on your card [indicated by GUEST on the back of the card] you may feel free to use it. This is a great way to show others how wonderful your Zoo membership is.

    What about bringing more guests than my card allows?

    Additional Member Night Event guest tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Booth at a special 50% rate* per person. These admissions may only be purchased by a current member, after 5 p.m.on the event date. Admission paid earlier in the day will not apply for the event.
    * $8.50 adult/teen, $6 child 2-12, $7.50 senior.

    Are reservations required?

    No, however, we will issue event wristbands to ensure that the Zoo may be cleared of all non-event visitors. Wristbands may be obtained as you enter.

    What about food?

    The ZooFari Cafe will remain open until 7:30 p.m., serving a selection of menu items. You may also choose to eat before arriving or bring a snack to enjoy as you walk.

    May we attend more than one Member Night?


    What if it rains?

    In the event that severe weather causes Member Night to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to post this on the membership line (615-833-1534 ext. 125) and Zoo's website and Facebook page by 4 p.m. The event is typically "called" if heavy rain or lightning occur during the event. We are unable to reschedule the event.

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